Friday, May 21, 2010
Favorite Class Activity?
We have one more CCD class before we break for the summer and as I look back I think of all we have done and it amazes me. During the year, we studied the parts of the Mass and learned the roles of the priest, the other liturgical ministers, and the community as well as the responses of all the other rituals and actions that take place during the liturgy. My students learned some of the items used at Mass and how to behave properly during Mass. Each week we studied various Bible stories from Creation to Pentecost and also the Catholic beliefs, sacred tradition, and most importantly, how it relates to their life. Throughout the year, we did crafts, games, and activities to emphasize Bible stories and the Catholic Church. These activities make the Bible stories and aspects of the Catholic Church more concrete and easier for the students to understand and also a lot of fun. As I thought back, I contemplated which activity was the student’s favorite and the curiosity got the better of me so I asked my students.
The overwhelming majority of my students said that their favorite activity was exploring the events and meaning of The Last Supper while creating chalices.
What was your student’s favorite activity they did this year?